Steinway Spirio – A Live Concert in Your Living Room
“You can think of Spirio as the world’s best hi-fi for classical music lovers. Except it’s not playing a reproduction of the music—it’s playing the music itself.” – Wired Magazine
“…the biggest piano innovation in 70 years.” – SlippedDisc.com
Imagine having the world’s greatest concert pianists playing classical masterpieces on your piano, in your home. With all the resonant sound and subtle nuances that only a masterful artist can bring forth from a Steinway, the world’s finest piano. Now you can have this experience through the magic of the Steinway Spirio.
Steinway’s Spirio is the world’s finest player piano system, available exclusively on select Steinway grand pianos. Spirio delivers the most accurate reproduction of live performances ever achieved on a Steinway & Sons piano. Delicate pedaling, subtle phrasing, soft trills, and thundering fortissimos present no difficulty for Steinway Spirio. Damper and keyshift pedaling are replicated with unparalleled accuracy, following the pianist’s depressions and releases smoothly and precisely over the entire range of motion.
Let’s Get Technical.
The Spirio system’s superior playback results from the combination of numerous patented developments, including closed-loop proportional pedaling, immunity to varying line voltage, sophisticated thermal compensation, and proprietary high-resolution drive techniques. Spirio’s hardware and software measures the velocity of the piano’s hammer hitting the string in 1,020 increments, noting its location and speed at 800 times a second. As a result, Spirio captures the true essence, nuance, and soulfulness of a live performance, allowing us to bring artists and their audiences closer than ever before.
Enjoy a Wide Range of Music.
Spirio comes with an iPad that communicates with the piano via Bluetooth, prompting the piano to play any one of the 1,700 songs recorded specifically for the instrument.
Steinway & Sons is recording an entirely new catalog of music for the system, featuring the roster of Steinway Artists performing a wide range of genres, from classical to jazz, standards to contemporary. All pieces in the catalog are recorded, edited and released in high-resolution, using a proprietary data format that captures the finest details from each artist’s performance. Steinway’s entire catalog of performances will be provided to Steinway Spirio owners at no additional charge. New songs will be made available on a regular basis.
The system is not an “add on” feature, but is integrated with the piano during manufacturing. Completely hidden from view, its components do not affect the touch, sound or outward appearance of the piano in any way. Steinway Spirio’s modular design isolates the core player system from rapidly changing user interface technologies, ensuring many decades of enjoyment. With routine maintenance and occasional updates, the Steinway Spirio player piano system will last the full lifetime of the piano.